For further information on the Church of England Rev Nick Stacey, founder of London and Quadrant, ex Director of Kent Social Services 1974-1985 and mentor to ex CEO David Montague.
Survivor of severe Kendall House abuse Teresa Cooper, is a L&Q tenant and was faced with shocking harassment over a long period of time.
Teresa proved her cases including harassment against housing association London and Quadrant and a case with the ombudsman and represented herself.
Teresa exposed the BBC story after discovering tape recordings of Church of England Rev Stacey’s shock verbal revelations and cover ups. She also exposed his direct involvement with Kendall House and whilst Teresa was at Kendall House 1981-1984.
Stacey was regularly involved with her local housing branch who made her a target of serious harassment and malicious eviction attempts. Some events so serious one led to Teresa rushed in for emergency surgery.
Teresa Cooper exposed the shocking story on Rev Nick Stacey
A complaint to the BBC was fast submitted by Don Brand and Terry Philpot and upheld and here is another of their complaints…. later to see their complaint to be unfounded and clear hogwash.
From Messrs Don Brand and Terry Philpot
Sir, — Your report “Interview with the Revd Nick Stacey sheds light on era of Kendall House abuse” (News, 7 July) misunderstands Stacey’s position as Director of Social Services for Kent. It is untrue that “he was responsible for all social services in Kent.” The Director had statutory responsibility for the quality and safety of services provided or commissioned by the County Council. Kendall House fell outside this remit. It was a voluntary home, provided and managed by the Church of England’s Joint Diocesan Council for Social Responsibility.
An independent inquiry commissioned by the Bishop of Rochester carefully considered all aspects of the operations, management, and governance of Kendall House. Its criticism, that “Those whose task was to oversee the Kendall House girls’ well-being . . . demonstrated little curiosity, challenge or questioning,” applied to Kendall House’s management committee, whose job was to hold the home’s manager to account.
As Director of Social Services, Stacey had neither the duty nor the power to exercise oversight of Kendall House. The inquiry found no fault with him or the County Council in respect of the harm done to large numbers of residents in their time at Kendall House.
DON BRAND, TERRY PHILPOT
c/o Freshfields, Chapel Lane
Staplehurst Kent TN12 0AJ
Don and Philpot lied because they state the inquiry found no fault with him.
The Kendall House review (NOT inquiry) didn’t know Stacey existed until AFTER the KH review and they only knew about it when the BBC and Church Times exposed the story quite some time AFTER.
DON and TERRY clearly dont know any of the facts and put their names to it by ‘winging it‘.
There is in fact letters from Rev Stacey who was personally involved in Kendall House girls cases.
Not the picture Don Brand who Stacey plugs in his shock revealing sound recordings and Terry Philpot (writer and journalist Guardian Newspaper) put their names too. Both associated to Rev Stacey with a quick Google search. They go deep. Thats for another article – those two and their history.
I quote from a further article based on documented evidence from Kendall House documents.
Mrs Cooper has since obtained a copy of a letter from March 1976, however, which suggests that Mr Stacey was directly involved in arranging the adoption of a baby born to a 14-year-old girl living in Kendall House. In the document, Mr Stacey asks the girl’s GP whether there is any history of hereditary medical conditions in the girl’s family which the child could inherit.
It doesnt suggest…. it states because it is signed by Rev Stacey’s very own hand.